Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is caused by a build-up of fatty substances like cholesterol. Where they collect in the artery, the internal lining thickens, the artery narrows, and blood flow slows. These fatty build-ups are sometimes called plaque or lesions.
Heart valve disease is a lifelong condition. However, many people have heart valve defects or disease but don’t have symptoms. If not treated, advanced heart valve disease can cause heart failure or other life-threatening conditions. Eventually, you may need to have your faulty heart valve(s) repaired or replaced.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is caused by the same atherosclerotic plaque that causes coronary artery disease. PVD can affect the arteries leading to the pelvis, legs, feet, kidneys, stomach, arms and neck.
ADVANCED WOUND MANAGEMENT
Successful treatment of difficult wounds requires assessment of the entire patient and not just the wound. Systemic problems (relating to the entire body as opposed to a specific part) often impair wound healing; conversely, non-healing wounds may herald systemic pathology.